10 DAYS SOUTH TO NORTH VIETNAM ADVENTURE

Type Car
Interest Vietnam Classic Tours
Departure Daily
Group 20

Tour price: 699 USD
Length: 10 Days – 9 Nights
City: from Ho Chi Minh city (Sai Gon)
Tour code: VI-CLSG03
Highlight: The best package tour visit North and South Vietnam. Experience the Halong bay cruise tour with great memmories. Discover Vietnam war by visiting the legend Cu Chi tunnels and much more.

Day 1:  Ho Chi Minh city arrival (no meal)
Pick up at the airport upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at 4 stars hotel in HCMC.

Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels (B) 
After breakfast  we depart at 8:40am am for Cu Chi Tunnel. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti – American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47. Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out!
Drop you off at your hotel around 1:30pm. Free time in the afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Mekong delta tour(B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
8:00 am, our tour guide pick you at your hotel, then transfer to the City of My Tho by bus. During 2hours bus drive to My Tho you will have chance to see many activities of local people while travel along the road and enjoy nice scenery of green rice paddy fields. We stop at Ben Luc in Long An province to visit a Cao Dai temple- the unique religion of Vietnam, taking pictures, listen to the guide explain about the temple architecture and Cao Dai religion philosophy. Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River. 
The boat take you to Xep canal, where is the place you totally escape from the busy town.  The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a small islet. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers.
Continue walking on the village’s road and have a horse cart trip along village road. Get off for a rowing boat in the small canal to the motor-boat and then head to the restaurant on the other islet. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food at a local family. Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty – Deep Fried Elephant ear fish.
Afternoon: Back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi by flight (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
Today you are free for leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi, our driver will meet you and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi city tour (B,L) 
We start the day tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex (except Monday and Friday) and one pillar pagoda. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Afternoon city tour to visit the Temple of Literature – the first college of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian. Then we continue our tour to visit the Vietnam Ethnology Museum and  then return to the center for experience sitting on a cyclo, enjoying views of what is happening on the streets of the Old Quarter, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple and then enjoy a performance of traditional Water Puppetry (an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and an interesting, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture). Overnight in Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong bay group tour on overnight cruise (B,L,D)
8:00 am, pick up at your hotel and transfer to Halong, short break midway for relaxe 
(20mins). Arrive in Halong at around 11:50am.  Embarkation at Tuan Chau Marina pier (Tuan Chau island, Halong city) and then transfer  by tender to the cruise – welcome drink. Cruise briefings and check in your cabins.
13:00 Enjoy set lunch. Cruise to Vung Vieng Floating village, one of furthest fishing village in Ha Long bay. With peaceful and beautiful ambience. 
14:30 After arriving Vung Vieng fishing village, you will have 02 options to choose the way to go visiting the village: by joining rowing bamboo boats or kayaking by yourself. You will have chance to see the how the locals live. You will pass through floating houses of 65 families, a floating school & floating information centre. Also visit the exporting pearl workshop, you will know steps how they make a pearl.
15:45 Back to the cruise and continue cruising to Drum cave.
16:45 – 17:30 Relaxing on the sundeck for fantastic views and sunset photo opportunities. Enjoy our personal charged-service such as: nail, massage…
18:30 Cooking demonstration will be showed to you on the sundeck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce. Or how to make a flower from carrot…by our Chef’s carving skill.
19:30 Dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese cuisine on sundeck.
21:00 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 21:00 Board and card games are available or join the squid fishing on boat with our crew. You also can enjoy the squid with our cook chef after catching them. Karaoke singing on Star bar – sundeck, with variety languages: English, Spanish, Russian, French….
Or simply, you can enjoy the Halong bay at night, it is now like a floating city, with twinkle of light from hundred Cruises, so great.
22:00 Overnight anchorage near Drum cave area. End of the program of Day 1. 

Day 7: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
07:30 Light breakfast with menu of: Bread, pastries, bacon, ham, egg, juice, tea or coffee, sausage…
08:30 Tender will send you to go to visit Amazing (Sung sot) cave that was discovered by the French in 1901 and opened to tourists since 1936 and symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30 Check out of cabin and relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11:00 cruise farewell Buffet brunch
11:30-11:45 Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Marina pier.  Then transfer to Hanoi, Arrival in Hanoi around 4:30pm, checkin back to the hotel, free time at the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 8:  Hanoi – Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B,L)
8:00 – 8.15: We pick you up at your hotel, departure for Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way
10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple.
in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).
Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch you will get on bamboo boat – rowed by the local people – in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisher folk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.
If you like to go biking, it is a good idea. You will have chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle about one hour (from Restaurant).
Transfer back to Ha Noi. We arrive in Ha Noi at around 6:30pm.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 9: Hanoi free at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
Today you are free for shopping and relaxing at the hotel or discover Hanoi by yourself.
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi departure (B)
Free at leisure until airport transfer time. Our driver will pick you up from you hotel and transfer to Noi Bai airport for onward flight.
Say goodbye and see you soon. Services ends!

Inclusion
  • Accommodation as in itinerary hotel in DBL/TWN share with daily breakfast
  • Boat trip
  • Private airport transfer by airconditioned vehicle
  • English speaking local guides (spot guides)
  • Meals as mentioned in local restaurants with B: breakfast, L: lunch and D: dinner
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Ticket for water puppet show
  • Group Mekong delta tour
  • Group Cu Chi tunnels tour
  • Group Hanoi city tour
  • Group Ninh Binh tour
  • Group tour Halong bay 2 days cruise tour
Exclusion
  • International airfare to and from Vietnam
  • Beverage for all meals
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses as telephone, laundry, etc.
  • Others are not indicated in the above inclusion
Notes
  • Thi tour price is applied for booking at least 2 pax.
  • Available : Daily departure
  • Blackout date : Christmas Eve period and Luna new Year
Destination Hotel
  • Ho Chi Minh City  Pagaron Saigon hotel ****/ Signature Saigon or Le Duy hotel ***
  • Ha Noi city Chalcedony  hotel ****/ Flower hotel***
  • Ha Long bay Syrena cruise or Emotion cruise ****/ Majestic cruise***
Notes
  • Thi tour price is applied for booking at least 2 pax.
  • High season surcharge: $US90pp for travel date from 1st Dec 2016 to 30th April 2017

  • Days Place Duration:
  • Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong Delta Mekong Delta
  • Ha Noi Ha Noi
  • Halong Bay Halong Bay
  • Hoa Lu Tam Coc Hoa Lu Tam Coc